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Roadworks coming, see below

Appears we regularly have opportunist thieves around our village, please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101. And, of course, they’re not always in person..see below


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Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674.

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Upcoming Roadworks in Stoke Holy Cross x 2 – 21 Oct;   24 Oct 

Shotesham Screen…..October‘s movie, Woman at War, with a Shaun the Sheep short, was much appreciated by another sell out crowd. Next up in November will be All the Wild Horses, details to follow soon. All tickets £5. Contact details: Raz 01508 550122 razwoollacott@gmail.com

Room with a Brew! unfortunately has had to be cancelled on  Tuesday 19th November, all welcome for tea and chat! 

A Christmas Carol is coming! Two showings in December, sure to be busy so get your tickets soon, details below.

Walking Group – Only 5 intrepid participants on our Sept 29th walk (including twa dugs!), think too many people were worried about the rain, which never materialised until we were in the pub and in the car. No photos were taken, but everyone who was there is in the one below….you figure! Hardley Staithe, courtesy of David Howes

Next walk is on Sunday 20th October, see diary for details.

Conservation Group…We are asking for volunteers to help out at 3-ponds meadow on Saturday 19th October from 9.30am. It would be much appreciated if you could spare a couple of hours or so to rake up, etc. As usual tools and refreshments will be provided. Any enquiries to frank333mitchell@btinternet.com.

Further conservation dates for your diary  – Stubbs Green 2nd November, Village Pond 19th November (weather permitting as always). Many thanks, Bernie
Courtesy of Bernie

Art lovers. For those who love north Norfolk and have an interest in art, village artist Lesley Munro is now exhibiting at Creake Abbey (just north of Fakenham) until end of January 2020.  Visit the coast, have a coffee and take in the paintings, 3 birds with one stone! 

Take a walk on the wild side.. whilst the wildflowers, along with the summer, are now receding, Shotesham Common is still a great place for a walk, and there’s always a seat at the village pond! Please take care to respect the wildlife and keep dogs under control.

Community information….

Have your say on boundary division arrangements for Norfolk County Council – consultation is on until 2nd December, click here for NCC website

Flu vaccination, many people will get informed directly re flu jab, but if you don’t and you like more info on getting one, click here

The Rural Bulletin is a networking communication for local authorities across England, including the Norfolk area. Click here to view October’s bulletin.

Consultation on Dudgeon and Sheringham Offshore Wind Farm Extensions, see here

South Norfolk older people’s forum, details here.

Norfolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan – Preferred Options Consultation, click here

Norfolk campaign to S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping…details here

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local police officer is PC 1151 Sherry Locke who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, contact details for all our local officers – click here.

Local Police info – October Newsletter

News from Norfolk Police Commissioner – September Newsletter 

Selected older news items are retained on the “News archive” page)